John Roiko provides an impressive background with 40+ years of increasing financial responsibility and extensive board experience. As Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at NI (formerly National Instruments Corporation, a $5B market cap multinational, instrumentation company that manufacturers hardware and develops software for test, measurement, and industrial automation applications). John played an integral role in positioning the company for extraordinary 5X growth; from $274M to generating over $1.3B annually and improving Net Income 96% over the last five years.
Responsible for the strategy and execution of NI’s worldwide finance operations, he played a key role in transforming the financial organization across the globe to support the growing complexity of NI system-level business and in expanding the company’s manufacturing operations in Europe and Asia. During this time, he also played a crucial role on the investor relations team and managed worldwide facilities.
Over the years, he served on the board of directors for six of the company’s international operations across the Americas, APAC, and EMEA, where he ensured utmost compliance and financial reporting accuracy, while overseeing the governance, culture, and management of the Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee, and 401K committee; assisting them in carrying out their functions.
Prior to joining NI, Roiko served as Controller for the defense division at Honeywell before moving to Emerson Process Management as North America Accounting Manager where he led the financial integration of a major acquisition. He then pursued start-up opportunities for a couple of companies in Austin before joining NI in 1998 as NI’s Worldwide Corporate Controller. He was later appointed Vice President of Finance in 2008 and Chief Accounting Officer in 2018.
Roiko served on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and has enjoyed volunteering as a youth baseball coach and mentor for his church youth groups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in accounting from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University.